Ty Kiisel and Raechel Logan from TalkingWork interviewed your very own @agilescout for their TalkingWork Podcast.
Talking Work with Peter Saddington – [mp3 download]
A couple take aways from Ty’s podcast as well as a couple bullet points from the speakers.
Does the process ever get in the way of getting work done?
- The process doesn’t get in the way, but rather the way we execute the process.
- Part of a PM role is to lead people and build relationships with team members.
- Work together with your team members! – The relationships matter the most.
- Get out of the way! – No more micro-management. Hire the right people and then get out of their way.
- Share the success! – It’s not all about you. Take the focus off yourself and treat other people like equals. Team success is team success for everyone.
Ramona Abbott in Project Management Minute:
- Many project managers became PM’s through technical rank promotion, but usually didn’t have the soft skills necessary to be successful. The soft-side skills make a big difference.
- The odds of being an outstanding PM is 1/100. The commonalities between the best PM’s are their people skills: listening, go talk with the people on your team (get out of your chair!), “projecting quiet confidence” – no micromanagement and confidence in yourself and team.
If you can’t stand hearing Peter Saddington‘s voice, here are a couple bullet points on what he blabbered on about:
- Agile is more like philosophy than a methodology.
- You can use Agile for other things and not just software development. Like personal kanban!
- Agile empowers individual contributors.
- Agile can fit within any type of process. Leverage facets of Agile or other frameworks where it makes sense for your business.
- Good teams can help Product Owners become better!
- Grow your craft as a professional! [Read my book: Scrum Pocket Guide]
Thanks a bunch Ty and Raechel!